From the Record Record files….

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

50 YEARS AGO

November 1963

Tuesday’s municipal election voter turnout was the largest in the past 10 years, and possibly in history, as 181 residents marched to the polls to elect a mayor, five councilmen, a treasurer and a park commissioner.

Mrs. Harold (Frances) Lage began acting as local correspondent for the Roland Record the first week of November.

Mary Jacobson, in recognition of scholastic excellence during her sophomore year, has been awarded a complimentary subscription to the Reader’s Digest for two years.

Work has started on the 1964 school annual under the directorship of commercial teacher, Mr. Grove. The contract has been awarded to the Taylor Publishing Company of Dallas, Texas.

A nearly full house in the Roland school gymnasium Monday night, Nov. 11 heard Superintendent Don Mueller challenge the community leaders and the citizens to work harder for community growth. The challenge was issued as he discussed the problems the school is encountering in its efforts to continue operating under increasingly tighter state regulations.

There will be a display in the window of the Quam store, which will include articles from the Roland Legion Auxiliary which will be sent to the Iowa Soldiers’ Home in Marshalltown as Christmas gifts.

A public discussion of the Shaff Plan for legislative reapportionment of the State of Iowa will be held at the Roland school gym Nov. 21. Speaking in support of the plan will be State Rep. Ray Cunningham, Republican from Ames.

Mr. and Mrs. Argyle Cole and family of near Radcliffe will move here in the near future. Mr. Cole has purchased the Hormel hog hauling business from Amos O. Jacobson, including a semi, a straight truck and Jacobson’s south building on Main Street.

Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Egeland have sold their home in Roland to Mr. and Mrs. Argyle Cole of Radcliffe. The Egelands plan to spend some time in California this winter, and build a smaller home in Roland next spring.

While goose hunting at the rock quarry three miles north of town, three local hunters bagged what they believed to be the “granddaddy of them all”, a 12 pound plus Canadian honker. The hunters were Orville Twedt, Dr. B.D. Holen, and Joe Hill, Jr.

Ronald M. Overmire, postal clerk third class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion C. Overmire of Roland, is serving aboard the submarine tender, USS Nereus which operates out of San Diego, California.

Gary L. Hauser, c-o United Geophysical Company, S.A., Tripoli, Libya, North Africa, is a seismologist in the Sahara Desert. Gary is the grandson of Mrs. Eli Johnson of Roland.

The Roland Rockettes and Rockets basketball teams are pictured on the front page of the Nov. 21 issue of the Record.

After a two-week vacation, Kenwood Christian left Nov. 17 for St. Louis, Mo., where he is employed at the McDonnell Aircraft Company.

The Roland Record of Nov. 28 features an editorial on the front page telling of the tragic and historic loss the previous weekend for the people of the nation and the world when John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, met an untimely and violent death at the hands of an assassin in Dallas, Texas. The President’s funeral in Washington, D.C. was held Monday, Nov. 25 with many world dignitaries attending the services.

Iowans will go to the polls again Tuesday, Dec. 3, to voice their opinions on the Shaff Plan for Reapportionment of the legislative districts of the State.